Few individuals are as versed on the machinations of the Five Boroughs as former Governor Eliot Spitzer. Since leaving office and rejoining Spitzer Enterprises, his eponymous firm has embarked on a substantial building boom, with three towers on the Williamsburg waterfront at 420 Kent Avenue now nearing their opening date. YIMBY sat down with Spitzer to discuss his latest projects, the ongoing evolution of Williamsburg and its waterfront, as well as his thoughts on 270 Park Avenue and the potential repeal of the state cap on residential FAR.
420-430 Kent Avenue
In December 2014, YIMBY reported on filings for mid-rise residential towers at 420 Kent Avenue, in western Williamsburg on the East River, and now The New York Times has renderings of Spitzer Enterprises’ development. The ODA-designed project will include three 24-story towers totaling 856 rental units and a public park. Filings show the buildings will also have retail space, and low-rise warehouse buildings must first be demolished.
21 Barclay Street [Tribeca Citizen]: A steel-framed building, now four stories tall, has been erected to the east of 30 Park Place, Silverstein’s 67-story Four Seasons Hotel and Residences. The mysterious low-rise building will apparently “house…